© National Portrait Gallery, London
by and published by George Edward Madeley, published by Charles Ingrey
hand-coloured lithograph, published January 1826
10 7/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (275 mm x 245 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Liston (1776?-1846), Comedian and actor. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- Charles Ingrey (active 1824-1839), Print publisher and lithographic printer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- George Edward Madeley (1798-1858), Engraver, lithographer and printer. Artist associated with 24 portraits.
Riots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and science
Thomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
Carl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz
is the hit of the London season.